Keep It Comradely Statement

For just over 12 months West Ham Labour have had in place a ‘Keep It Comradely’ Statement. This applies to all our meetings and our social media. Below is the statement as it currently reads:

At all West Ham CLP events we want all members to feel safe, comfortable and able to participate.
 
Healthy debate plays an important part in many West Ham CLP events, but it’s possible for debate to get out of hand. No matter how passionately you feel there is never an excuse for an argument or to get personal, abusive or aggressive.
 
We ask that every participant show respect to others. This includes listening to others points of view, using appropriate and respectful language at all times and only speaking through the Chair. This isn’t about restricting debate; it’s about making sure everyone feels able to participate.
 
Further, we take the issue of equal opportunities very seriously. At all of our events we aim to create an environment that is accessible to everyone and one that is free from discrimination and prejudice.
 
So any discriminatory comments, including, but not limited to: sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ageist or disablist comments, are definitely not allowed, even if you don’t mean to offend.
It is also worth noting the Labour party social media policy, which can be found on the national website here.
It is very rare that either are needed, but these are in place to help ensure all our members are able to participate.
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West Ham CLP AGM 2018

On 28th June 2018 the West Ham Labour party held it’s Annual General Meeting. At this meeting election were held for positions in the CLP for 2018/2019, these can be seen below:

Officer team:

Chair – Josephine Grahl
Secretary – John Saunders
Treasurer – Tina Jess
Vice Chair Membership – Mehmood Mirza
Vice Chair Campaigns and Communications – Karl Lewis
Women’s Officer – Fion Hay

CLP Co-ordinators:


TU Liason – David Hardman
Community Involvement – Carel Buxton
Political Education & Training – Veronica Oakeshott & John Whitworth
Fundraising – Daniel Blaney
IT – Andy Perkins
Youth – Anas Khan
Disability – Linda Laurie
LGBT – Rohit Dasgupta
BAME – Chaudhry Qasim Yaseen
Premises – John Saunders
Social – Julianne Marriott / Mehmood Mirza
Phone canvassing – Alan Griffiths
Minutes – Joel Ainsworth
Auditors – Peter Douglas and Neil Wilson

FINAL WEEK

Scan_20180429 (2)It’s the FINAL WEEK… only six more days to get our Labour candidates and our fantastic mayoral candidate Rokhsana Fiaz elected. Details of dates, times and contacts are below.

There will be leafleting, canvassing and street stalls in every ward in West Ham – please join us for the final push to keep Newham Labour.

DATE WARD TIME MEETING POINT MAILTO CONTACT ACTIVITY
Saturday 28 April 2018 Stratford New Town 10.30am-12.30pm Plaza between Stratford Station, Stratford Bus Station and Stratford Centre

E15 1XD

Josephine Grahl Street stall/leafleting
  Canning Town North 1pm Moka House Coffee Shop 126 Barking Road E16 1EN Shabs Mohammed Canvassing
  Canning Town South 11am Keir Hardie Church

E16 1PA

Rohit Dasgupta Canvassing

 

  Plaistow South 11am Plaistow Library

E13 9HL

Neil Wilson Canvassing
  Forest Gate North 12 noon Maryland Station

E15 1SA

Rachel Tripp

 

Canvassing
  Forest Gate South 11.30am-1.30pm Atherton Leisure Centre
E15 4JF
Mas Patel Canvassing
  Forest Gate South 3.30-5.30pm Atherton Leisure Centre
E15 4JF
Mas Patel Canvassing
  Custom House 12 noon Fulmer Road/Stansfield Road James Beckles

 

Sarah Ruiz

Canvassing
  Plaistow North 11am Plaistow Tube Station

E13 0DY

Mehmood Mirza Canvassing
 
Sunday 29 April 2018 Stratford New Town 11am Stratford High Street DLR

E15 1AJ

Karl Lewis Canvassing
  Plaistow North 11am Plaistow Tube Station

E13 0DY

Mehmood Mirza Canvassing
  Canning Town South 11am Ibis
8 Silvertown Way E16 1ED
Rohit Dasgupta Canvassing

 

West Ham 11.15am ATL cafe, Plaistow Rd E15 3ET John Whitworth Leafleting
  Forest Gate South 11.30am-1.30pm Atherton Leisure Centre
E15 4JF
Mas Patel Canvassing
  Forest Gate North 11am Forest Gate Station

E7 0NF

Rachel Tripp

 

Canvassing
  Canning Town North 12 noon Suffolk Road

E13

Shabs Mohammed Canvassing
  Plaistow South 2pm Barking Road Community Centre

E13 9EZ

Neil Wilson Canvassing
  Stratford New Town 2.30pm Maryland Station

E15 1SA

Karl Lewis Canvassing
  Forest Gate South 3.30-5.30pm Atherton Leisure Centre
E15 4JF
Mas Patel Canvassing
 
Monday 30 April 2018 Stratford New Town 7.30-8.30am Stratford International DLR (East Village side)

E15 2ER

Karl Lewis Leafleting

 

  Forest Gate North 8.30am Godwin Junior School

E7 0JW

Rachel Tripp

 

Leafleting Godwin and Woodgrange Schools
  Stratford New Town 10am-4pm Various locations in Stratford Terry Paul Leafleting/canvassing
  Forest Gate North 6pm Maryland Station

E15 1SA

Carel Buxton Canvassing
  Forest Gate South 6-8pm Atherton Leisure Centre
E15 4JF
Mas Patel Canvassing
  Plaistow South 6pm Plaistow Library

E13 9HL

Neil Wilson Canvassing
  Stratford and New Town 6.30pm Tesco Express
Stratford High Street E15 2NE
Karl Lewis Canvassing/leafleting
  Canning Town South 6.30pm TBC Rohit Dasgupta Canvassing

 

  Plaistow North 6.30pm Black Lion Pub

E13 0AD

Mehmood Mirza Canvassing
  Custom House 6.30pm Sullivan Avenue

E16

James Beckles

 

Sarah Ruiz

Canvassing
 
Tuesday 01 May 2018 Forest Gate North 8.30am Odessa Infants School

E7 9BY

Anam Islam Leafleting Odessa and St James Schools
  Stratford New Town 10am-4pm Various locations in Stratford Terry Paul Leafleting/canvassing
  Canning Town North 6pm Moka House Coffee Shop 126 Barking Road E16 1EN Shabs Mohammed Canvassing
  Forest Gate North 6pm Forest Gate Station

E7 0NF

TBC

 

Canvassing
  Plaistow South 6pm Plaistow Library

E13 9HL

Neil Wilson Canvassing
West Ham 6pm ATL cafe, Plaistow Rd E15 3ET John Whitworth Leafleting
  Forest Gate South 6-8pm Atherton Leisure Centre
E15 4JF
Mas Patel Canvassing
  Stratford New Town 6.30pm Maryland Station

E15 1SA

Karl Lewis Canvassing/leafleting
  Canning Town South 6.30pm TBC Rohit Dasgupta Canvassing

 

  Plaistow North 6.30pm Plaistow Library E13 9HL Mehmood Mirza Canvassing
  Custom House 6.30pm Sullivan Avenue

E16

James Beckles

 

Sarah Ruiz

Canvassing
  Plaistow South
 
Wednesday 02 May 2018 Forest Gate North 8.30am St Francis School

E15 1HB and Maryland Station

E15 1SA

Sasha Das Gupta Leafleting
  Stratford New Town 10am-4pm Various locations in Stratford Terry Paul Leafleting/canvassing
  Stratford New Town 5-7.30pm Stratford Station

E15 1AZ

Karl Lewis Leafleting
  Forest Gate North 6pm Maryland Station

E15 1SA

TBC Canvassing
  Forest Gate South 6-8pm Atherton Leisure Centre
E15 4JF
Mas Patel Canvassing
  Canning Town South 6.30pm TBC Rohit Dasgupta Canvassing

 

  Plaistow North 6.30pm Harold Road Community Centre

E13 0SE

Mehmood Mirza Canvassing
  Custom House 6.30pm Custom House Library

E16 3JJ

James Beckles

 

Sarah Ruiz

Canvassing

13 days until the local elections…!

Only 13 days until the local elections on 3rd May 2018 and the weather is looking lovely!

Grab your sun cream and join us for a canvassing session in the next week to get our Labour candidates and our fantastic mayoral candidate Rokhsana Fiaz elected. Details of dates, times and contacts are below – or see our website.

Don’t worry if you’ve never done canvassing before – there will be people who can show you the ropes. It’s a nice way to get to know the borough, speak to the public – and enjoy the April sunshine!

Special notices:

  • Postal ballots go out this weekend and most will vote within three days of receiving their ballot. It is vital that Labour voters receive their postal vote cards ASAP – if you can deliver postal vote reminder cards over the weekend, get in touch with your ward secretary (email details here) or with the CLP Secretary Alan Griffiths.
  • Stratford and New Town branch will be canvassing and leafleting all day in E20 on Saturday 21st April – details below. If you can pop along for even half an hour that would be much appreciated!
DATE WARD TIME MEETING POINT CONTACT ACTIVITY
Friday 20 April 2018 Forest Gate South 6-8pm Atherton Leisure Centre
E15 4JF
Mas Patel Canvassing
  Canning Town South 6.30pm Keir Hardie Church

E16 1PA

Rohit Dasgupta Canvassing

 

 
Saturday 21 April 2018 Canning Town North 12 noon Moka House Coffee Shop 126 Barking Road E16 1EN Shabs Mohammed Canvassing
  Forest Gate North 11am-1pm Forest Gate Station

E7 0NF

Rachel Tripp

 

Canvassing
  Custom House 11am Custom House DLR

E16 1DR

James Beckles

 

Sarah Ruiz

Canvassing
  Plaistow North 11am Harold Road Community Centre

E13 0SE

Mehmood Mirza Canvassing
  Green Street West 11am East Shopping Centre, Green Street E7 8LE Hanif Abdulmuhit GOTV leafleting (postal votes)
  Plaistow South 11.30am Plaistow Library

E13 9HL

Neil Wilson Canvassing
  Forest Gate South 11.30am-1.30pm Atherton Leisure Centre
E15 4JF
Mas Patel Canvassing
  Stratford New Town 2pm Sainsbury’s Local

East Village

E20 1DB

Karl Lewis Day of visibility launch
  Stratford New Town 2.30-5.30pm 37 Honour Lea Avenue

E20 1DY

Karl Lewis Leafleting/Day of visibility
 
Sunday 22 April 2018 Forest Gate North 11am-1pm Forest Gate Station

E7 0NF

Rachel Tripp

 

Canvassing
  Stratford New Town 11am Maryland Station

E15 1SA

Karl Lewis Canvassing
  Green Street West 11am East Shopping Centre, Green Street E7 8LE Hanif Abdulmuhit GOTV leafleting (postal votes)
  Plaistow North 11am Harold Road Community Centre

E13 0SE

Mehmood Mirza Canvassing
  Forest Gate South 11.30am-1.30pm Atherton Leisure Centre
E15 4JF
Mas Patel Canvassing
  Plaistow South 2pm NewVIC

Prince Regent Lane

E13 8SG

Neil Wilson Canvassing
   West Ham  11.30  ATL Cafe

Plaistow Rd, E15 3ET

 John

Whitworth

 Canvass
Monday 23 April 2018 Forest Gate North 9-10.30am Wanstead Park Station

E7 0HX

Carel Buxton Leafletting
  Forest Gate South 6-8pm Atherton Leisure Centre
E15 4JF
Mas Patel Canvassing
  Plaistow South 6pm NewVIC

Prince Regent Lane

E13 8SG

Neil Wilson Canvassing
  Stratford New Town 6.30pm Old Town Hall (Stratford) E15 4BQ Karl Lewis Canvassing
  Custom House 6.30pm John F Kennedy School

Tollgate Rd E16 3LQ

James Beckles

 

Sarah Ruiz

Canvassing
 
Tuesday 24 April 2018 Forest Gate North 11-1pm Wanstead Park Station

E7 0HX

Carel Buxton Canvassing
  Canning Town North 6pm Moka House Coffee Shop 126 Barking Road E16 1EN Shabs Mohammed Canvassing
  Plaistow South 6pm NewVIC

Prince Regent Lane

E13 8SG

Neil Wilson Canvassing
  Forest Gate South 6-8pm Atherton Leisure Centre
E15 4JF
Mas Patel Canvassing
  Custom House 6.30pm John F Kennedy School

Tollgate Rd E16 3LQ

James Beckles

 

Sarah Ruiz

Canvassing
   West Ham  6pm ATL Cafe

Plaistow Rd, E15 3ET

 John

Whitworth

 Canvass
Wednesday 25 April 2018 Stratford New Town 7-8.30am Stratford station (bus station side)

E15 1DE

Karl Lewis Station leafleting
  Forest Gate South 6-8pm Atherton Leisure Centre
E15 4JF
Mas Patel Canvassing
  Canning Town North 6pm Moka House Coffee Shop 126 Barking Road E16 1EN Shabs Mohammed Canvassing
  Plaistow South 6pm Barking Road Community Centre

E13 9EZ

Neil Wilson Canvassing
  Forest Gate North 6.30pm Forest Gate Station

E7 0NF

Rachel Tripp

 

Canvassing
  Youth Forum – in Canning Town South 6.30pm Outside Ibis (opposite Canning Town Station)

E16 1ED

Josh Garfield Canvassing
  Custom House 6.30pm John F Kennedy School

Tollgate Rd E16 3LQ

James Beckles

 

Sarah Ruiz

Canvassing
  Plaistow North 6.30pm Plaistow Tube Station

E13 0DY

Mehmood Mirza Canvassing
 
Thursday 26 April 2018 Forest Gate North 11am-1pm Forest Gate Station

E7 0NF

Canvassing
  Stratford New Town 5-8pm Stratford International DLR (East Village side)

E15 2ER

Karl Lewis Leafleting (5pm)

Canvassing (6.30pm)

  Plaistow South 6pm Barking Road Community Centre

E13 9EZ

Neil Wilson Canvassing
  Canning Town North 6pm Moka House Coffee Shop 126 Barking Road E16 1EN Shabs Mohammed Canvassing
  Custom House 6.30pm John F Kennedy School

Tollgate Rd E16 3LQ

James Beckles

 

Sarah Ruiz

Canvassing
   West Ham  6pm  ATL Cafe

Plaistow Rd,

E15 3ET

 John

Whitworth

 Canvassing
Friday 27 April 2018 Forest Gate North 11am-1pm Wanstead Park Station

E7 0HX

Carel Buxton Canvassing
  Forest Gate South 6-8pm Atherton Leisure Centre
E15 4JF
Mas Patel Canvassing
  Custom House 6.30pm John F Kennedy School

Tollgate Rd E16 3LQ

James Beckles

 

Sarah Ruiz

Canvassing

 

 

 

20 days until the local elections!

20 days now until the local elections on 3rd May… and thanks to all those who have come out to campaign for our fantastic Labour candidates and our Mayoral candidate Rokhsana Fiaz.

Canvassers are reporting a really positive response on the doorstep but we need to keep up the effort so we hope you’ll join us for a canvassing session in the next week. Details of dates, times and contacts are below – or see our website.

Don’t worry if you’ve never done canvassing before – there will be people who can show you the ropes. It’s a nice way to get to know the borough, speak to the public – and now the clocks have gone forward, it’s light into the evening!

If you’d like to get involved but door-to-door canvassing isn’t your thing, get in touch with your ward secretary (email details here) or with the CLP Secretary Alan Griffiths or Vice Chair Membership Josephine Grahl.

Plaistow South ward have made a special request for members to help with canvassing – they have got off to a slower a start due to the unforeseeable delay in selecting their candidates. Contact Neil Wilson for details of Plaistow’s campaign – dates and times are below.

See you on the doorstep!

Friday 13 April 2018 Forest Gate South 6-8pm Atherton Leisure Centre
E15 4JF
Mas Patel Canvassing
           
Saturday 14 April 2018 Plaistow North 11am Plaistow Station

E13 0DY

Mehmood Mirza Canvassing
  Forest Gate North 11am-1pm Co-Op Woodgrange Road E7 0EL Carel Buxton Street stall
  Green Street West 11am East Shopping Centre, Green Street E7 8LE Hanif Abdulmuhit Canvassing
  Stratford and New Town 11am Tesco Express
Stratford High Street E15 2NE
Karl Lewis Canvassing
  West Ham 11.15am ATL cafe, Plaistow Rd E15 3ET John Whitworth Canvassing
  Plaistow South 11.30am NewVIC

Prince Regent Lane

E13 8SG

Neil Wilson Canvassing
  Forest Gate South 11.30am-1.30pm Forest Gate Station

E7 0NF

Mas Patel Canvassing
  Canning Town North 12 noon Moka House Coffee Shop 126 Barking Road E16 1EN Shabs Mohammed Canvassing
  Custom House 12 noon Freemasons Row Health Centre

E16 3NA

Sarah Ruiz Canvassing
  Canning Town South 12-1pm Royal Victoria Station
E16 1BZ
Rohit Dasgupta Leafleting/street stall
           
Sunday 15 April 2018 Plaistow North 11am West Ham Ambulance Station Plaistow E13 8AU Mehmood Mirza Canvassing
  Forest Gate North 11am Forest Gate Station
E7 0NF
Sasha Das Gupta Canvassing
  Green Street West 11am East Shopping Centre, Green Street E7 8LE Hanif Abdulmuhit Canvassing
  Forest Gate South 11.30am-1.30pm Atherton Leisure Centre
E15 4JF
Mas Patel Canvassing
  Canning Town South 12-2pm Keir Hardie Church

E16 1PA

Rohit Dasgupta Canvassing

 

  Plaistow South 2pm NewVIC

Prince Regent Lane

E13 8SG

Neil Wilson Canvassing
           
Monday 16 April 2018 Plaistow South 6pm NewVIC

Prince Regent Lane

E13 8SG

Neil Wilson Canvassing
  Forest Gate South 6-8pm Atherton Leisure Centre
E15 4JF
Mas Patel Canvassing
  Stratford and New Town 6.30pm Tesco Express
Stratford High Street E15 2NE
Karl Lewis Canvassing
  Canning Town South 6.30pm Keir Hardie Church

E16 1PA

Rohit Dasgupta Canvassing

 

  Custom House 6.30pm Custom House DLR
E16 1DR
Sarah Ruiz Canvassing
           
Tuesday 17 April 2018 Forest Gate North 5.30pm Maryland Station E15 1SA Rachel Tripp

 

Canvassing
  Canning Town North 6pm Moka House Coffee Shop 126 Barking Road E16 1EN Shabs Mohammed Canvassing
  West Ham 6pm ATL cafe, Plaistow Rd E15 3ET John Whitworth Canvassing
  Green Street West 6pm East Shopping Centre, Green Street E7 8LE Hanif Abdulmuhit Canvassing
  Plaistow South 6pm Plaistow Library

79 North Street

E13 9HL

Neil Wilson Canvassing
  Custom House 6.30pm Custom House DLR
E16 1DR
Sarah Ruiz Canvassing
           
Wednesday 18 April 2018 Green Street West 6pm East Shopping Centre, Green Street E7 8LE Hanif Abdulmuhit Canvassing
  Plaistow South 6pm Plaistow Library

79 North Street

E13 9HL

Neil Wilson Canvassing
  Forest Gate South 6-8pm Atherton Leisure Centre
E15 4JF
Mas Patel Canvassing
  Custom House 6.30pm Custom House DLR
E16 1DR
Sarah Ruiz Canvassing
  Canning Town South 6.30pm Keir Hardie Church

E16 1PA

Rohit Dasgupta Canvassing

 

           
Thursday 19 April 2018 Forest Gate North 11-1pm Maryland Station E15 1SA Carel Buxton Street stall
  Canning Town North 6pm Moka House Coffee Shop 126 Barking Road E16 1EN Shabs Mohammed Canvassing
  West Ham 6pm ATL cafe, Plaistow Rd E15 3ET John Whitworth Canvassing
  Green Street West 6pm East Shopping Centre, Green Street E7 8LE Hanif Abdulmuhit Canvassing
  Plaistow South 6pm Plaistow Library

79 North Street

E13 9HL

Neil Wilson Canvassing
  Forest Gate South 6-8pm Atherton Leisure Centre
E15 4JF
Mas Patel Canvassing
  Canning Town South 6.30pm Keir Hardie Church

E16 1PA

Rohit Dasgupta Canvassing

 

  Stratford New Town 6.30pm Maryland Station

E15 1SA

Karl Lewis Canvassing
  Custom House 6.30pm Custom House DLR
E16 1DR
Sarah Ruiz Canvassing
           
Friday 20 April 2018 Forest Gate South 6-8pm Atherton Leisure Centre
E15 4JF
Mas Patel Canvassing
  Canning Town South 6.30pm Keir Hardie Church

E16 1PA

Rohit Dasgupta Canvassing

 

 

27 days until the local elections

Only 27 days to go before the 2018 local elections on the 3rd May… in which all 60 Newham councillors will be elected as well as the directly elected mayor.

Please join us in the next week to campaign, leaflet and canvass for your fantastic Labour council candidates and our mayoral candidate Rokhsana Fiaz. Details of dates, times and contacts are below.

Don’t worry if you’ve never done canvassing before – there will be people who can show you the ropes. It’s a nice way to get to know the borough, speak to the public – and now the clocks have gone forward, it’s light into the evening!

If you’d like to get involved but door-to-door canvassing isn’t your thing, get in touch with your ward secretary (email details here) or with the CLP Secretary Alan Griffiths or Vice Chair Membership Josephine Grahl.

We hope to see you on the doorstep!

DATE WARD TIME MEETING POINT EMAIL CONTACT ACTIVITIY
Friday 06 April 2018 Forest Gate South 6-8pm Atherton Leisure Centre

189 Romford Rd

E15 4JF

Mas Patel Canvassing
  Canning Town South 6pm Ibis
8 Silvertown Way E16 1ED
Alan Griffiths

 

Canvassing
  Forest Gate North 6.30pm Forest Gate Station
E7 0NF
Rachel Tripp Canvassing
 
Saturday 07 April 2018 Forest Gate South 11am (stall)
11.30am (canvassing)
Co-op Woodgrange Road E7 0EL Mas Patel Street Stall and Canvassing
  Plaistow North 11am Plaistow Library E13 9HL Mehmood Mirza Canvassing
  Forest Gate North 11am Maryland Station
E15 1SA
Anam Islam Canvassing
  Green Street West 11am 131 Upton Lane E7 9PJ Hanif Abdulmuhit Canvassing
  Canning Town South 11am Ibis
8 Silvertown Way E16 1ED
Alan Griffiths Canvassing
  West Ham 11.15am ATL cafe, Plaistow Rd E15 3ET John Whitworth Canvassing
  Plaistow South

 

11.30am

 

Barking Rd Centre, 627 – 633 Barking Road, E13 9EZ Neil Wilson Canvassing
  Canning Town North 12 noon Moka House Coffee Shop 126 Barking Road E16 1EN Shabs Mohammed Canvassing
 
Sunday 08 April 2018 Plaistow North 11am 88 Harold Road Upton Cross Primary School E13 0SF Mehmood Mirza Canvassing
  Green Street West 11am East Shopping Centre, Green Street E7 8LE Hanif Abdulmuhit Canvassing
  Stratford and New Town 11am Stratford High Street DLR E15 1AJ Karl Lewis Canvassing
  Forest Gate South 11.30am Bow Café
115 Romford Rd E15 4LY
Joel Ainsworth

 

Canvassing
  Forest Gate North 2pm Forest Gate Station
E7 0NF
Anam Islam Canvassing
  Stratford and New Town 2.30pm Stratford High Street DLR E15 1AJ Karl Lewis Canvassing
 
Monday 09 April 2018 Stratford and New Town 6.30pm Maryland Station
E15 1SA
Karl Lewis Canvassing
 
Tuesday 10 April 2018 Forest Gate North 6pm Forest Gate Station
E7 0NF
Sasha Das Gupta Canvassing
  Canning Town North 6pm Moka House Coffee Shop 126 Barking Road E16 1EN Shabs Mohammed Canvassing
  West Ham 6pm ATL cafe, Plaistow Rd E15 3ET John Whitworth Canvassing
  Plaistow South

 

6pm

 

Barking Rd Centre, 627 – 633 Barking Road, E13 9EZ Neil Wilson Canvassing
 
Wednesday 11 April 2018 Plaistow North 6.30pm The Black Lion Pub 59-61 High Street E13 0AD Mehmood Mirza Canvassing
 
Thursday 12 April 2018 Canning Town North 6pm Moka House Coffee Shop 126 Barking Road E16 1EN Shabs Mohammed Canvassing
  Stratford and New Town 6.30pm Stratford High Street DLR E15 1AJ Karl Lewis Canvassing
  West Ham 6pm ATL cafe, Plaistow Rd E15 3ET John Whitworth Canvassing
  Plaistow South

 

6pm

 

Barking Rd Centre, 627 – 633 Barking Road, E13 9EZ Neil Wilson Canvassing

 

Happy International Women’s Day Eve!

 

West Ham Labour Women's IWD Flyer- New venue!

Please join us next Tuesday 13th March as we celebrate International Women’s Day with Sarah Green, the Director of End Violence Against women Coalition. Kick off will be 7:30pm, at West Ham Labour HQ, 306 High Street, Stratford E15. The closest tube station is Stratford Station and Stratford High Street. Please let me know if you have any accessibility requirements. Please feel free to arrive before for some networking and drinks.

Please feel free to arrive before for some networking and drinks.

Encourage her to stand!!!

Yesterday you all should have received an email from London Labour Party announcing that they are re-opening the selection process to women in Newham. We desperately need more women on Newham Council. If you’re eligible ( to apply you need to be a woman, a paid-up member since at least 1 January 2016 and resident in Newham since at least 1 January 2017.)  Please do consider standing and encourage your local Labour sister to apply. If you have any questions about the process please do drop me a message.

We also have our Annual General Meeting (AGM) coming up after the local elections in May (some branches will be holding their AGMs after the elections too) At an AGM you’ll be electing branch/forum officers as well as nominating officers for West Ham Constituency Party. All positions are up for elections. If you haven’t been notified of your AGM yet please let me know and I can put you in touch with the secretary.

As Women’s Officer it is part of my responsibility to encourage gender equality in the CLP as well as encourage sisters to be more active in the party whether that’s coming out campaigning, attending branch and CLP meetings or standing for positions. Here is some more information

Branch/Forum  Officer Positions

There are 4 positions and at least 4 of the officers shall be women. There is no reason why job share can’t be introduced if you have caring responsibilities.

Branch Chair

Branch Vice-Chair- in West Ham Ward we had to lovely members job share this position

Branch Secretary

Branch Treasurer

Branch Organiser – for organising campaigning and leafletting sessions. This is going to be a key position in helping us get Sadiq Khan elected as London Mayor

General Committee Delegate (GC) Positions:

The GC plans and coordinates our local Labour activity and meets on the 4th Thursday of the month. All party members are welcome to attend, but only delegates are able to vote on issues put to the GC.

The Secretary is automatically a delegate, plus one man and one woman per 25 members or part thereof.

Executive Committee Delegate (EC) Positions:

One position amongst GC delegates

Nominations for West Ham West Ham CLP position

CLP Chair

CLP Vice Chair of Campaigns

CLP Vice Chair of Membership

CLP Secretary

CLP Treasurer

CLP Women’s Officer

Community Involvement Coordinator

Trade Union Liaison Coordinator

Political Education & Training Coordinator

Equalities Coordinator

Fund Raising Coordinator

Information Technology Coordinator

Local Campaign Forum delegates (10 positions)

Forum/Affiliated Groups to the CLP

All Forums and Affiliated groups will follow a similar election as above. Holding an election for:

Forum Officer positions

Two GC delegates and one EC delegate

Nominating members to West Ham CLP positions

West Ham Women’s Forum – AGM to be held after the local election

West Ham Youth Forum– TBC Please contact Karl Lewis, Youth Coordinator: karldavidlewis@aol.co.uk 

Trade Unions– Please contact either you local trade union officer or  Kim Silvers the Trade Union Liaison for more information: kim.silver@newham.gov.uk

Socialist Affiliated Groups 

Fabians– TBC Please contact Rohit Das Gupta: rhit_svu@hotmail.com

Christians on the Left– Clive Furness: clivefurness@hotmail.com

Have a lovely week and I look forward to seeing you on next Tuesday!

In sisterhood + solidarity,

Warmest wishes,

Seyi

Could you be a Labour councillor in Newham? Final opportunity to put yourself forward as a candidate

Dear (ONLY FEMALE MEMBERS)

Over the last fortnight, Newham members have selected 57 brilliant candidates to fight May’s elections and serve, if elected, as Newham’s councillors for the next four years. Of those, 26 women have so far been selected, with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, ready to implement a Labour vision for their borough.

We are reopening the selection process to women in Newham to ensure we have enough candidates to contest the remaining ward – Plaistow South – and any other vacancies that may come up. If you’ve ever thought about putting yourself forward to serve your community and seek elected office, this is your chance.

If you’re interested, please respond to this email to request an application form, which we will need back with us by Friday. You will need to be available for interview this Saturday and potential appeals next week.

A quick reminder – to apply you need to be a woman, a paid-up member since at least 1 January 2016 and resident in Newham since at least 1 January 2017. You will need to be legally qualified and not disqualified, including being on the electoral register. You’ll need to demonstrate commitment to the Party and understanding of the role of a councillor. Candidates who previously applied unsuccessfully cannot reapply.

Please do consider applying and being part of Newham’s Labour team. For an application form or more information just reply to newham2018@labour.org.uk.
Best wishes,

London Labour Party

Newham Labour Trigger Ballot Re-run for Mayor timetable

West Ham Mayoral trigger timetable 2018 2nd

East Ham Mayoral Trigger timetable 2018 2nd

Newham Mayoral trigger

Please reserve the above date if you are eligible to vote.

The freeze date is the same as the original vote – 25 October 2016. This means that to take part, members must have joined the Labour Party before 25 April 2016 and have been a member in Newham at 25 October 2016. You should have received an email invite if you are eligible to vote in this process.  

Watch this space for further details! (Christians on the Left TBC)

 

West Ham Labour Party January 2018 update – want to get fit and lose weight? Go canvassing!

West Ham Labour newsletter 3.1.17

Dear Members

I hope that everyone had a refreshing break and are now ready to get involved and active in the local and national party.

West Hammers News

Newham Councillor Candidate’s selection meeting & Mayoral Trigger

There is still no date set for Councillors’ selections. We will let you know as soon as we find out from the London Labour Regional office. You may have noticed a newspaper report that the Newham Directly Elected Mayor, Robin Wales, believes that there will be a rerun of his selection process. So be prepared to be called to your branch or affiliate meetings to participate in both processes (if eligible to vote)

Friday 5 January. Newham Fabians. You have to have renewed your local membership by this day to participate in the AGM on Wednesday 24 Jan. See details below.

Monday 8 January 7.30pm West Ham CLP BAME at 306 High Street, Stratford E15 1AJ

Solidarity Saturday – 20 January!
Do you want to make a difference and help Labour win in the new marginal seat of Chingford? Check out Saturday 20 January below.

Donations for Grenfell
Like so many others, Labour Party members were horrified by the terrible events of the fire at Grenfell tower six months ago. We were particularly struck by the immediate needs of the survivors, who were left without a home, having lost family members and neighbours, and without any possessions.

After speaking to donation centres about what was needed, Seyi Akiwowo, Rokhsana Fiaz and Rachel Tripp put out a call for donations for the survivors on the 14th June 2017. We were so thankful for support from CoffeE7 who kindly made their room upstairs available as a drop-off point.. Read more here

All future campaign and event dates (check web site for updates)

Thursday 4 January 6.30pm Forest Gate North canvass meet outside Forest Gate Tavern E7 (before ward meeting) John Gray organiser 07432 150 530

Thursday 4 January. The Mayor, Robin Wales, is speaking to first Stratford & Newtown branch meeting then Forest Gate North on the London Stadium. Branch members should contact their secretaries for timings.

Monday 8 January 7.30pm West Ham CLP BAME at 306 High Street, Stratford E15 1AJ. Meeting to discuss Labour Party Democracy review and decide upon a possible submission (needs to be in by 12 January). Apologies for lack of notice. All welcome. Contact West Ham BAME Officer Anam Islam, Email:Anamul.Islam.30@gmail.com

Tuesday 9 January strike & picket outside Cumberland school from 8.00 am outside the school gates. On strike to protect the children’s education from privatisation. Oban Close, E13 8SJ

Thursday 11 January 6pm-6:45pm West Ham Branch canvass/Petition on social housing. Meet Plaistow station E13 (before ward meeting

Saturday 13 January at 11am Plaistow North canvassing session on meeting at Plaistow station E13 contact Daniel or Mehmood.

Sunday 14 January 11.30 Forest Gate North Canvass 1pm (sharp) outside Forest Gate Tavern E7 9BB

Wednesday 24 January Newham Fabians AGM Main : 7.30pm – 9pm
Venue: Main Hall, Durning Hall, Earlham Grove, London E7 9AB. Contact Rohit K Dasgupta, rhit_svu@hotmail.com (note you will have been told if eligible to vote)

Wednesday 17 January. Custom House New Year Social. Save date. Contact Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz OBE rokhsanafiaz@yahoo.co.uk for further details.

Saturday 20 January – 11am “Solidarity Saturday” with comrades in Chingford doing their best to get rid of IDS. Meet outside Chingford War Memorial, 3 Old Church Road, E4 6SJ. It takes about 25/30 minutes to drive or cycle from Stratford. Buses 97, 158, 215, 357, 385, 397, 444, W16. contact John Gray 07432 150 530 or Alan Griffiths if you want a lift

Newham Lifts 10.20am Clova Rd junction Atherton Rd; Henniker Rd junction Leytonstone Rd; Dawn Crescent junction Bridge Rd; Bull Rd junction Plaistow Rd).

Saturday 20 January 20 – 1100 am to 1 pm. Canvass Plaistow South Meeting at Plaistow Library E13 9HL. Organiser Neil Wilson 0789 653 9001

CANCELLED DUE TO TRIGGER BALLOT Monday 22 January 7pm-8.30pm Branch Officer Training306 High Street, Stratford E15 1AJ. Roles & responsibilities of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer & Social Secretary. Sharing good practice. Organisers Carol Buxton/John Whitworth jhnwhitworth@yahoo.co.uk

Thursday 25th January – West Ham CLP GC, 306 High Street, Stratford E15 – Visiting Speaker Nia Griffths, Shadow Defence Secretary

Saturday 27 January 11.15 West Ham Ward canvass meet ATL Café, 125 Plaistow Road E15 3ET. Organisers david.e.christie@gmail.com and jhnwhitworth@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday January 28th 2.00pm to 4.00 pm Plaistow South Canvass at Plaistow Library E13 9HL Organiser Neil Wilson 0789 653 9001

CANCELLED DUE TO TRIGGER BALLOT Tuesday 30 January. IT training for Branch Secretaries & others interested. 7-8.30pm. Vicarage Lane Community Centre, Govier Close, E15. To include methods for sending out bulk messages/attachments etc. organised by Shaban Mohammed/jhnwhitworth@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday 4th February. West Ham CLP trip to Tate Britain. Exhibition “RED STAR OVER RUSSIA A REVOLUTION IN VISUAL CULTURE 1905–55” (but entry fee).
Party members are encouraged to use sustainable transport options. The Jubilee Line is running, and is ordinarily accessible. We will meet at the Westfield exit for Stratford Station at 10.30am where many will cycle to Tate Britain along a safe, mostly segregated route. There is a santander cycle stand near the meeting point.

Sunday 11 February 11am ATL Café, 125 Plaistow Road E15 3ET. Organisers  jhnwhitworth@yahoo.co.uk (more dates to follow)

Monday 26 February 7pm Newham Full Council Meeting, East Ham Town Hall E6</

Surveys & Petitions

West Ham CLP members are also asked to support these surveys and petitions that are still live.

Bookmakers target people who can’t afford to lose their money on these machines”
Our MP Lyn Brown asks you to support her call to curb the blight being caused to our community by Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBT) and take part in the government consultation. Check out further information https://westhamlabour.org/2017/12/11/west-ham-clp-member-fixed-odd-betting-terminal-fobt-consultation-call-for-action/</

“In response to years of Newham’s campaigning the Government has now launched a consultation survey which might lead to these terrible FOBT machine stakes being reduced. But we need to make sure that gambling industry lobby don’t dominate the responses, which is why we would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to respond to the survey online by clicking this link.https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3XGGFP7</

Newham Council: More Social Housing in Plaistow Petition
West Ham Ward ask you to support their online petition on a controversial planning application. See Canvass/Petition . So please share with all your Newham friends and family: http://chn.ge/2iq4UKb</

If you are interested in Planning policy then Newham Council is also undergoing a review of its #LocalPlan Proposed Submission is open until the 16th January, so have your say! www.newham.gov.uk/planningconsultations” (warning this is heavy going but important)

Marked Register data inputting
If you have some time to spare then contact our CLP secretary alangriffiths_per@yahoo.co.uk to volunteer to help us input the “Marked Register” data from the General Election into Labour Party records. He will explain if contacted.

We look forward to seeing you at future events and campaigns!

Regards
John Gray
Vice Chair (Campaigns and Comms) West Ham CLP
westhamlabour@gmail.com t @westhamlabour f westhamlabour w westhamlabour.org